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Lavontria A.

Newport News, VA

$25/hour

Planetary Science Grad Student For Math, Science, and English Tutoring

$25/Hour


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Wesleyan University
Geology
Sam Houston State University
Master's

Education

Wesleyan University (Geology)

Sam Houston State University (Master's)

About Lavontria

I have seven years' experience tutoring students on a variety of subjects from elementary to college level. I was a course assistant for my Introduction to Planetary Geology course. I held office hours to assist students with Introduction to Planetary Geology coursework. I helped students understand and master complex concepts.I worked with my professor to create simulations of craters in laboratory and graded homework and lab assignments.

I have done research on the health of plants in Serpentine versus Non-Serpentine soils by measuring NDVI and mapping the results using ArcMap in Maricao and Monte Guilarte, Puerto Rico in relations to precipitation, temperature, and elevation. As a Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Fellow, I have conducted research for the past two years on Martian Brines Mineralogy where I looked at near-infrared images of Mars using a remote sensing program called ENVI to find hydrated minerals. This has given me the ability to utilize the ENVI tool for ArcGIS where I can process and analyze CRISM, Landsat, Hyperion, and LiDAR images.

I have also had the opportunity to perform a Service-Learning Project with the Connecticut River Coastal Conservation District, which served as a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote the sound use and management of natural resources. For this project, I was given two years worth of data sets to create a map that incorporates an analysis of land use along the streams, and possible correlations with the water quality data. Ultimately, I created an interactive map on ArcGIS Online that can allow the organization to organize their data and effectively present their accumulated sample site information to the average person. I designed the online map to require minimal GIS online experience to maintain and to be user friendly.

I have seven years' experience tutoring students on a variety of subjects from elementary to college level. I was a course assistant for my Introduction to Planetary Geology course. I held office hours to assist students with Introduction to Planetary Geology coursework. I helped students understand and master complex concepts.I worked with my Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Newport News, VA 23606
Math:
ACT Math,
Algebra 1,
Elementary Math, Geometry, Prealgebra,
Trigonometry
Science:
Astronomy,
Geology, Physical Science
Art:
Photography, Video Production
English:
English, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
College Counseling
Computer:
Adobe Illustrator, General Computer, Macintosh, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, Photography, Video Production
Language:
Japanese
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

ACT Math

I have tutored ACT Math for 5 years. I received a score of 30. Throughout my years of preparation for the exam as well as teaching I have gained knowledge of all tips and tricks necessary to succeed on the exam. My methods include reviewing all the concepts that will be covered on the exam, and how to approach each question and answer them in the most effective and quickest way while still achieving a high score.

Algebra 1

I have 6 years of experience tutoring math from elementary to high school level, especially Algebra 1. In high school, I received the highest grade in Algebra 1 award for being the top student in my Algebra 1 class. I've even stayed after school to help tutor students in my class.

Astronomy

I have a very strong interest in Astronomy. I've done 3 years of research on Planetary Geology as well as been a course assistant for that class. I've taken several astronomy related classes including Intro to Astronomy, Cosmochemistry, Observational Astronomy, and Stellar Structure and Evolution, and a Planetary Science Seminar.

Prealgebra

I had the highest grade in my class for Pre-Algebra. My teacher would let me help other students who were struggling with the subject. It just came natural to me.

Wesleyan University
Geology
Sam Houston State University
Master's

Education

Wesleyan University (Geology)

Sam Houston State University (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $25.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Lavontria will travel within 10 miles of Newport News, VA 23606.